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Daktronics Technology Welcomes Passengers to Expanding Inter-City Mass Transit Network

When Rockford Mass Transit District opens its new East Side Transfer Center on Oct. 24, it will be the first Illinois project to be completed with the aid of funding from the federal Transportation Stimulus. RMTD worked diligently with local contractors to design a unique, community-conscious facility strategically located on the east side of the ...

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Connect With Daktronics at the National Rural ITS Conference, August 28-31

On August 28, three of my coworkers and I will travel from Brookings, S.D. to beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for the National Rural ITS Conference. If you're flying into Spokane, Wash. (like us), you'll have the chance to see a few Daktronics DMS installations on your way into Coeur d'Alene. These Vanguard® VF-2000 amber displays ...

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Full Color Messaging, Part 2: Future-proof your DMS system with NTCIP 1203 v02

Since the birth of the standard in 1998, Daktronics has held a voting seat on the Dynamic Message Sign Working Group of the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol. This group is responsible for NTCIP 1203 v02 – a document which ensures the compatibility and interoperability of DMS equipment from competing manufacturers. This team of ...

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Full-Color Messaging, Part 1: MUTCD Graphics Set the Guideline for Message Comprehension

As the population of American motorists continues to grow and diversify, standard MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) graphics have never been more important. In multi-lingual communities such as Southern Texas or New Brunswick, DOTs and other transportation agencies are relying heavily on symbols or symbols in conjunction with text rather than text-only signage. ...

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VDOT Picks Daktronics for a Reliable Low-Cost Freeway Solution

According to recent estimates, more than 500,000 people commute to and from their jobs in Washington D.C. on any given workday – approximately 75% of the city's entire workforce. Much of this traffic affects the popular I-66 in Northern Virginia, which serves commuters as well as local non-rush-hour traffic. In early Spring 2011, VDOT installed ...

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Union Station picks Daktronics for new information board

Hello from South Dakota! This is Randy Schilling, your Daktronics Mass Transit Market Manager. I wanted to share this recent project highlight with you. This was an exciting project for our team, and I want to personally thank all of the organizations involved for giving us the opportunity to provide our products for this amazing ...

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Innovating DMS Cabinet Designs for Convenience and Safety

Since our first DMS rolled off the line in 1988, Daktronics has been designing DMS products for a wide swath of ITS applications. Over the years, our engineers have combined innovation with application – resulting in a robust lineup of Vangaurd® DMS which withstand harsh climatic environments and comply with all industry regulations. Today, our ...

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Q&A: LCD vs. LED Technology

In our conversations with aviation and mass transit representatives, we've seen some confusion about what type of display – LCD or LED – is best used for large scheduling boards. I'll try to clear it up by responding to some common questions about the differences between the two technologies. In short, LED displays have properties ...

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Taking Stress Out of the Subway Experience

Whether it's a tougher cabinet design, a sharper display face or a smarter integration feature, we're always looking to offer the best displays for our customers' needs. Although this innovation takes place at our offices here in South Dakota, it's driven by our customers across the country who are constantly finding new ways to apply ...

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From the Highway to the Parking Space: DMS Technology Makes “Bigger” Better

The City of Minneapolis uses 42 full-color message displays to manage traffic in the downtown area. The displays were installed to mitigate game-day traffic and to enhance the overall downtown experience for visitors. To kindle their economies and refresh downtown areas, cities around the world are building and renovating venues to attract people and money ...